Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Countdown To 2011 New York Auto Show: Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S with its 550 horsepower 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine will debut on April 20 at the New York International Auto Show. The newest Panamera can reach 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and the top track speed is 190 mph.

The 50 horsepower increase delivered in the Panamera Turbo S over the Turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: new twin turbochargers with titanium–aluminum turbines and a modified engine control. Titanium–aluminum reduces the turbine and compressor wheel's weight, which results in a quicker turbo response that improves the engine's agility. The torque is also increased over the Turbo from 516 lb-ft to 553 lb-ft.  In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the overboost function can temporarily generate additional torque with a peak rating of 590 lb.-ft.

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S will go on sale in the U.S. later this spring, and will have a base MSRP of $173,200, excluding $975 for delivery and destination.

23 car manufacturers have scheduled press conferences during the two media days so we're expecting to see many 2012 models and concepts, which today become reality in the not so distant future. Stay tuned for more previews.